Monday, December 12, 2011

2002 GUJARAT RIOTS: Probe role of 4 top cops, court tells SIT

Ahmedabad: A special court hearing the 2002 Naroda Patia riot case on Wednesday directed the special investigation team to further probe the role of four senior police officers in the “larger interest of justice”, based on the phone records provided by the victims.

Some of the victims in the case, in which 95 people were killed on February 28, 2002, during the post-Godhra riots, had last week sought further investigation in the matter and wanted four top-level police officers to be included as accused, contending that they were part of a conspiracy that led to police inaction during the riots. The judge disposed of the victim’s application after investigating officer Himanshu Shukla, belonging to the SIT, filed a reply stating that further investigation was on and the final report, as directed by the Supreme Court, would be filed in a magisterial court that had taken cognizance of the crime in 2002.


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